Enthusiasm Makes the Difference by Dr. Norman Vincent Peale – “I am convinced that the fortunate individuals who achieve the most in life are invariably. “I am convinced that the fortunate individuals who achieve the most in life are invariably activated by enthusiasm.” — Norman Vincent Peale If you have a tough . Norman Vincent Peale If you have a tough time coping with life’s Enthusiasm is the magic ingredient that can make the difference between success and failure.
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Peale offers a simple, sure-fire solution for stress: Enthusiasm is the magic ingredie “I am convinced that the fortunate individuals who achieve the most in life are invariably activated by enthusiasm. Enthusiasm is the magic ingredient that can make the difference between success and failure, and it can help you to: Paperbackpages. Published March 12th by Touchstone first published To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Enthusiasm Makes the Differenceplease sign up.
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Lists with This Book. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Feb 11, Christopher Lewis Kozoriz rated it it was amazing Shelves: The author provides many practical examples of people who were infused by enthusiasm. Some people are naturally enthusiastic and some people are naturally pessimistic. If you are naturally enth “It has been established by repeated demonstration that a person can make of himself just about what he wants to, provided he wants to badly enough and correctly goes about doing it.
If you are naturally enthusiastic as I am, you will need to keep your fires burning in this negative world. Don’t let the naysayers put your fire out.
The world needs your enthusiasm. As the author does in the other books I have read The Power of Positive Thinking, The Positive Principle Today he gives case studies of those who had problems with being enthusiastic and practical principles they put into practice to put the fires of enthusiasm back into their life. Enthusiasm will make you unstoppable! Jun 09, John rated it did not like it.
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I don’t know how Peale’s work here deviated so far from the successful communication of concept and practice in ” I had the misfortune of picking the book up again at the point where a client wanted his wife back and went to find her in maakes garden. Don’t expect to be convinced to the level that Carnegie engages an audience throu I don’t know how Peale’s work here deviated so far from the successful communication of concept and practice in ” Don’t expect to be convinced to the thee that Carnegie engages an audience through his survey of thousands of entrepreneurs – Peale draws only on anecdote and personal experience here to indirectly support the central thesis re: There’s some decent humor built into some of these experiences where Peale displays his passive aggressive non-confrontational behavior.
It’s simple for the reader to see that writing this work was therapeutic to the author as Peale doesn’t hesitate to academically mock those whom he encountered that did not share his point of view. Dec 19, Bret James Stewart vuncent it really liked it.
Norman Vincent Peale was a well-known Reformed Nprman in America minister, author of self-help books, and recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom for his work enthusaism theology.
His best known book it The Power of Positive Thinking. This book, Enthusiasm Makes the Difference might be considered a subcategory of the general concept of positivity, with its focus upon how to generate and maintain enthusiasm throughout life. Peale differentiates positivity as the way one thinks about a problem, ent Norman Vincent Peale was diffefence well-known Reformed Church in America minister, author of self-help books, and recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom for his work in theology.
Peale differentiates positivity as the way one thinks about a problem, enthusiasm as the way one feels about a problem, and the interaction of the two as the way the solution is engendered. The book relies heavily upon anecdotes, which I like as they make the text approachable and applicable —the reader can believe he can accomplish the formulae herein because other everyday people are able to do it, enghusiasm.
Overall, the text is easy to understand.
Peale utilizes heading and subheadings well, and he introduces topics and segues between ideas and examples in a relational manner. On the other hand, enthusiasm as a concept is nigh universal, so anyone can benefit from the text.
I recommend this book to those seeking to dig deeper into the themes of positivity essentially what most modern readers would call The Law of Attraction along with an application of the same. Those only casually interested in the subject might want to take a look at a shorter volume. A couple weeks ago a fellow Toastmaster mentioned this book in a speech he delivered. Always seeking something new and not being unaware of my lack of enthusiasm I purchased this Kindle version of the book.
Peale’s enthusiasm is evident. For that, it is a good enough read. Alas, I am what Peale would describe as a sophisticate, thus struggled with the message. I am not a self-help-type of a guy and this book is right down that path. Additionally, the book seemed to be pieced together from multiple sources. It read like one large Toastmaster speech in that there was one story after another that were used to seemingly illustrate his points.
Some were lifted from other texts, which seemed odd to me. One thing I enjoyed, however, about the book were the words used.
Peale and I were educated similarly in language. This book is written with terminology I use daily but ethusiasm which nprman seem stilted to many in this day and age.
This Kindle version had some typographic errors, most notably missing hyphens. The message is simple, lead an enthusiastic life, even when it is difficult to do. Give to God what is too burdensome and life will be pleasant. It’s a good message. Jan 02, Kathy England rated it it was ok. Enthuiasm repetitive, in fact it includes stories that have appeared in his previous books. And, the word enthusiasm could be replaced with “positive thinking” – the book would read the same.
I did appreciate his chapter on setbacks and bad things that happen to us. It seems the modern world wants to believe that we can do away with all adversity, but Peale points out that sometimes adversity is what makes us set goals and accomplish something, that adversity promotes growth.
He also included a sec Fairly repetitive, in fact it includes stories that have appeared in his previous books. He also included a section on the “Up with People” group, a group Differrnce haven’t heard about in decades. Of course, the book is decades old.
I still remember some of their songs. It was a fun step back in time but probably wouldn’t mean much to today’s youth. This book made me delve a little deeper into myself and live with passion, with enthusiasm again. It enthusissm me to focus on getting over the barriers in life and taught me the importance of self motivators! Feb 23, Pam rated it really liked it. It makes you more rnthusiasm of all the good in life. That’s where you will find happiness. A feel good book.
Enthusiasm Makes the Difference by Peale, Norman Vincent
I read this book as a Stock Kakes two years into my new position. I loved this book as I have the others written by this great man. This is a must read self improvement book! Feb 12, Mohammad Jawich rated it liked it. Practiless; Opposite of practical! Sep 03, Stephen rated it really liked it Shelves: A bit dated and ultimately inspiration for anything else one might have read.
Enthusiasm Makes the Difference
Perhaps overly simple- but still a good reminder. Mixed feelings but has some value. I have read a lot of books by Norman Vincent Peale, and I think his works maked like “miracle pills” for the mind.
However, I believe that the problem with his works is that he tried to mix psychology and religion. Most of the time, science and religion are like oil and water: I have no doubts that enthusiasm and “positive thinking” can voncent certain people to places. Angela Lee Duckworth even mentioned, from a more scientific perspective, that “grit,” or the long-term passion an I have read a lot of books by Norman Vincent Peale, and I think his works are like “miracle pills” for the mind. Angela Lee Duckworth even mentioned, from a more scientific perspective, that “grit,” or the long-term passion and pursuit of a goal is what drives people to succeed in life.
Peale definitely has some worth with his books. However, repeating something unfounded on science a million times does not make it unscientific. But just because people tout their effectiveness doesn’t make them the cause of those people’s cure. In the same vein, while a more optimistic outlook may help in the lives of certain people, it can’t do the same for everyone. This is the fundamental problem I find with this book, because even if one restates the success that is brought forth from “positive thinking” and “unceasing enthusiasm,” there are just a few unlucky people in this world: That is, unequivocally, a fact: No matter how enthusiastic someone born from a poor family normam, it will take him some time to be as rich as those children born rich.